Remembering Notable the Notable Celebrities who died this year 2023

1. **Olaxes Ismail (Jajja Kalevu Ichuli)**

Tragically shot on Saturday, May 6, the social commentator, also known as Jajja Kalevu Ichuli, faced an untimely demise. The Police reported the incident at 9:20 P.M.

in Kyanja Central Zone, Nakawa Division, Kampala. Born Ibrahim Tusubira, he was gunned down while returning home in his motor vehicle (UBK 213D), accompanied by his driver, Mathias Waswa. The assailants, armed with a submachine gun (SMG), left the driver unharmed. The Toyota Hiace, affectionately called “Drone,” was a gift from businessman Hamis Kiggundu in July 2021.


Jajja Kalevu Ichuli was renowned for delving into controversial topics through video content and mainstream TV appearances, offering perspectives on politics, the entertainment industry, and social issues. His bold stance earned both admiration and criticism, with BBC radio presenter Alan Kasujja expressing the difficulty in discerning the motive behind his tragic death.

Tributes from influential figures, including President Yoweri Museveni, Speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among, Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, and Senior Presidential Advisor Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, attest to the impact of Jajja Kalevu Ichuli’s influence.

Isma Olaxes Ichuli, President of the Uganda Bloggers Association since 2021, returned to Uganda in 2015 after nearly a decade in Sweden. Having left Sweden due to a lack of meaningful work, he played a significant role in the Ugandan blogging community.

2. **Kato Lubwama**

The former Rubaga South MP, actor, singer, media investor, and media personality, Kato Lubwama, passed away in June. His final resting place was at his ancestral home in Nkozi on Wednesday, June 14.

3. **Evelyn Nakabira Lagu**

Renowned musician and actress Evelyn Nakabira Lagu succumbed to kidney complications on September 17, leaving a void in the entertainment industry. She was 41 years old.

As we remember these influential personalities, we honor their contributions and the impact they made on various sectors.


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